Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and the millennium development goals

Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

Ecosystem services are essential for human well-being. The chapter explores the linkages between ecosystems and ecosystem services, biodiversity, and the Millennium Development Goals. Specifically, it focuses on the discussions in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the ecosystem approach within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and ecosystems' role in the achievement of specific targets of the Millennium Development Goals. It highlights the need for ecosystem-based approaches to ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation, and attainment of human well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem-Based Adaptation
EditorsNoralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Pages19-39
Number of pages21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Volume12
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270

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Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Ecosystem services
  • Millennium development goals
  • Millennium ecosystem assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Uy, N., & Shaw, R. (2012). Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and the millennium development goals. In N. Uy, & R. Shaw (Eds.), Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (pp. 19-39). (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 12). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2012)0000012008